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Well in that case the UK government should create a "Scottish Tax" and stick 10% on any Scotsmans tax rate who works in England Ireland or Wales....

 

The Scottish parliament really are a bunch of gob sh**es at times. If they can afford to give selected discounts to foreigners over the English then it is about time we got shut of them.... :evil:

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Obs the English are Eu citizens :wink:

 

then why do our kids have to pay and yet people from Poland, France, Germany etc. do not? or is that yet another example of a benefit of us being in the UK (But only if you live anywhere but England as we pay for it all??)

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It's an example of the dowside of devolution and the break up of the UK - in one Town on the border, kids going to the same school from different sides of the river will face a different charge for their Uni education - crazy. One English kid, who's lived in Germany for a couple of years, will be allowed (through a loophole) to get a free Uni education in Scotland. Question is - if the Jocks can do it, why can't we. Also, if our Uni education is so attractive to foreigners; why arn't we charging them (EU citizens included) a fortune for the privilage? :unsure:

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It's an example of the dowside of devolution and the break up of the UK - in one Town on the border, kids going to the same school from different sides of the river will face a different charge for their Uni education - crazy. One English kid, who's lived in Germany for a couple of years, will be allowed (through a loophole) to get a free Uni education in Scotland. Question is - if the Jocks can do it, why can't we. Also, if our Uni education is so attractive to foreigners; why arn't we charging them (EU citizens included) a fortune for the privilage? :unsure:

I suppose you could if you are happy to move your English 'kid' (as you call it) to Germany for a couple of years then return and hopefully get him/her a place in a Scot's University. :unsure:

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Which was the idea behind the "Barnett Formula", to transfer wealth from the geographically rich areas to the poorest areas; but it seems to have been scotched by the Tories. Perhaps if the N/West went for "independence", they might start bribing us too?! :wink:

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Perhaps you should explain fully - if EU law allows EU states cheaper access to Scottish Unis; presumably that's co EU law applies to indepenent EU states? England isn't an independent EU state, so presumably that's why we don't qualify. Which suggests, that we'd be better off giving Scotand it's independence?! :wink:

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Not disagreeing with that; merely the anomoly of the English being charged when the rest of the EU arn't. Apparently the UK is a worldwide attraction for higher education, so perhaps we should be making the money out of overseas students rather than our own? :unsure:

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It isn't the fault of the EU that the Scots are charging the English students and yet allowing every other EU citizen free education, however it is the fault of the EU that they are allowed to get away with it because surely it breaches a few EU dictats on equality etc???

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